As a volunteer at Fiddler's Dream, I want to say thanks for recognizing the organization and the great music and community that happens there. There are many great musicians out there, both local and touring, and Fiddler's Dream is a great showcase for that talent. We are right at 17th Street one block north of Glendale, right in the heart of North Phoenix! Thanks New Times!
Best Coffee House, North Phoenix - 2010
Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse
We stumbled upon this one-of-a-kind coffee shop, on the grounds of the Phoenix Friends Meeting space at the southeast corner of 17th Street and Cactus Wren, on our way to a west-side concert. We were so taken with the cozy, SoCal-esque, post-hippie ambiance that we went back the following weekend to check it out more closely. Turns out that, in addition to good, strong, no-nonsense coffee, espresso, hot and cold teas, and pastries, this place also serves some of the best vibe in town, anywhere. That's because Fiddler's Dream is an all-volunteer organization that's been around for 23 years, and its staff is devoted to giving local performers a chance to strut their stuff on stage, free of charge. The cafe's Open Stage Night, each Thursday from 6:15 to 10 p.m., is about generosity but also results in some fun, down-home entertainment, too. The Dream offers a smoke-free, alcohol-free, all-acoustic environment that's unlike any other hangout around. Fiddler's Dream is our dream now, too!